Our theatre program offers gifted student actors the opportunity to develop their skills, challenge their ability, and learn the necessary techniques to pursue post-secondary Theatre and Acting training and education. Students will learn theatre history, technical theatre, acting styles, classical theatre, improvisational techniques, as well as all the basics of dramatic arts.
DRAMATIC ARTS COURSES
ADA1OW – DRAMA
This course provides opportunities for students to
explore dramatic forms and techniques, using material from a wide range of
sources and cultures. Students will use the elements of drama to examine
situations and issues that are relevant to their lives. Students will create,
perform, discuss, and analyse drama, and then reflect on the experiences to
develop an understanding of themselves, the art form, and the world around
them. This course requires students to create and
perform in dramatic presentations.
ADA2OW – DRAMA
This course requires students to actively explore
dramatic forms and techniques, using their own ideas and concerns as well as
sources selected from a wide range of authors, genres and cultures. Student
learning will include identifying and using the principles of space, time,
voice and movement in creating, sustaining and communicating authentic roles
within a drama. Students will assume responsibility for decisions made in the
creation and presentation of the drama and will analyze and reflect on the
ADA3MW - DRAMA
This course requires students to create and to perform
dramatic presentations. Students will analyze, interpret and perform works of
drama from various cultures. Students will also do research on different acting
styles and conventions for their presentations, create original works and
analyze the functions of playwright, director, actor, producer, designer,
technician and audience.
ADA4MW - DRAMA
This course requires students to experiment with forms
and conventions in dramatic literature and to create/adapt and present dramatic
works. Students will do research on dramatic forms, conventions, themes and
theories of acting and directing and apply their knowledge of these in
analyzing and interpreting dramatic literature. Students will also examine the
significance of dramatic arts in various cultures
ADV4MW – FILM ACTING/WRITING/DIRECTING
This course emphasizes the active exploration of the
creative process as it relates to film acting, film directing and film writing.
It will require students to experiment both individually and collaboratively
with conventions, techniques, and styles of film. It will approach this
experience from all three points of view (actor, writer, director). Students
will examine films from various time periods, cultures, and genres to discover
a better understanding of film and a stronger sense of self.